Friday, November 14, 2014

Sharing Paper Smooches Cards


I'm popping in to share a few cards I made for PC&S last submission call, Stamp and Ink It! We're not even going to delve into that one but regroup and move on. :)

I had fun playing around with some of my newer PS stamps, Green Thumb and Blossoming Buds.

First up, Green Thumb (and fun with my Spectrum Noir markers and a post it note pad!):

I did a lot of masking on this one, adding a "layer" of the gardening images at a time. I started with the boots, masked then stamped the water can, and so on. I masked them all when I added the (Tim Holtz Burlap) stencil and sponged ink around the bottom for my "earth". I used a darker brown over the stencil, then went back over all of it using a lighter brown (CTMH Desert Sand). I then used a sponge and CTMH Sky ink around the top for the sky. I colored my images last with my Spectrum Noir markers.
This card also uses the Green Thumb stamp set, but I used different patterned papers to create the colorful boots and finished it with my Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set.
I trimmed each boot and then adhered the row and attached that panel to the card base, which I kept all white to allow the adorable boots to take center stage.
Now onto Blossoming Buds. I flipped over this set when it came out and now have played with it several times. I hope to get to it more over my much anticipated cold-weather-lock-in crafty sessions. 8-)
I embossed these images in white in each corner before coloring them in with CTMH Watercolor pencils, then brushing over with a wet paint brush for the lovely watercolor effect. I stamped Lawn Fawn's "Our Friendship Grows" sentiment to balance it out and I thought it paired beautifully with the image!

 Using Blossoming Buds again (the larger floral cluster), I stamped them close to the top and bottom. I trimmed in on each side using my paper cutter for both ends of the panel and then trimmed around the edges with my CTMH Non Stick Micro Tip scissors. (These are the BEST.) I colored the images last with my Spectrum Noir markers. (Because I've learned the hard way UGH to color last! There is nothing like finishing an awesome coloring job only to mess it up when you trim or do further stamping, etc. I know you are all feeling me!). I stamped the PaperTrey Ink sentiment and adhered the panel to a card base lighly stamped with a Hero Arts Design Block (Envelope pattern).
Wow. That's a lot of cards and I'm happy I took the time to share! I hope everyone is enjoying the rev up for the Christmas season! I've spent my morning (so far) making Christmas tags which I plan to share here soon!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!
God Bless,

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1 comment:

  1. Mandy-Love the boots! Cute & fun! Congrats on your December designership! These cards are lovely and so well colored-gasp! Wow! Enjoy! :)


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